Adoption "Maternity" Photo Session

By: Khylee

For my birthday, my incredible hunk-of-a-man decided to have us get professional photos done with one of our best friends, Courtney Folsom.  Courtney did AN AMAZING JOB of capturing this gestational period of waiting on our children (because we will have "carried" our children for a longer period of time than a mama elephant). 


Matt was Courtney's assistant and didn't even realize he got in this shoot (and neither did Courtney!) 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Courtney!  We couldn't be more happier with how EVERY picture turned out!  

And this is only a sneak peak friends...there is more to come :)


the Dump

By: Khylee Forgety

(Disclaimer: Sorry to disappoint, but my post has nothing to do with fecal matter or the ever-so-popular youth camp song.)

Change. Making a difference. I can be a part of it, but more often than not I choose my own comfort.

Since the beginning of March I have been wrestling over this verse in Isaiah 42:20:
     "You see and understand what is right but refuse to act on it. You hear, but you don't really listen."

Which brings me to The Dump.  A place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras that people call home. 

When I was in college I went and did ministry at a dump in Matamoras, Mexico.  I watched as people dug through rotten food, used toliet paper, paper, plastic in order to try and find either something to eat or something to sell. And they did that every day. Old. Young. Adult. Child.

To survive.

This is in my children's country. The place they call home right now. And when I see pictures and video of children, women, and men digging through the filthy leftovers, I cannot help but think that could my kid, their birth parent, their grandparent. 

I want to quit refusing to act when I see something that breaks my heart and plagues my minds for days. I want to quit listening to my selfish, sinful nature that makes 101 excuses and start loving lavishly and sacrificially like my Jesus. 

Take 5 minutes, watch this video. 

For more information on the Dump you can check out this man's website: 

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
     -Matthew 25:34-40


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